Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: Assailants attacked a security headquarters in Rutbah, Al Anbar, Iraq. At least two soldiers were killed and four soldiers were injured in the assault. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703120026

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Rutbah district

Location Details:
The incident occurred west of Rutbah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Anbar Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"IS armed attack kills, wounds 6 army soldiers near Anbar," Iraqi News, March 12, 2017."
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIS's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 12 March," Twitter, March 13, 2017."